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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jam On This!

Important Directions For Reading This Post

STEP ONE: Immediately step away from your computer and locate a pair of sunglasses. Afix them firmly to your face. Return to said computer.

STEP TWO: Recite three times loudly, "Tonggu Momma is and always was female." Continue to believe said fact even after presented with evidence to the contrary.

STEP THREE
: Travel to this site in order to remind yourself that Tonggu Momma was, in fact, quite stylish at the time.

STEP FOUR: Accept that I covered my face not to avoid further embarrassment, but because this is an anonymous blog. That means I don't post face shots of the Tongginator (except for a few fave baby ones), none of the husband dated past 1982 and none of me after 1984. Thankfully, this snapshot made that cut-off. Because I look so much like my adult-self in this photo, it's scary.

STEP FIVE: Remove all liquids from your mouth. Because I was jammin. Totally.

STEP SIX: Brace yourself. Then scroll down.

STEP SIX, PART B: Are you sure you've braced yourself? Okay...


And yes, technically it's in a scrapbook... one my momma made. I believe she meant it to be a form of Cruel and Unusual Punishment. For more photos that quite possibly deserve to spend some time in prison, head over to Sincerely Fro Me To You at We Are THAT Family.

28 comments:

Andrea said...

Oh the memories! I had jams, pink flowered ones. Good times!

PIPO said...

You crack me up.

I had jams too...and parachute pants and stirrup pants...shall I go on?

You're rockin' the jams.

Suzie said...

Love it!! I had everything PIPO mentioned AND leg warmers - in every color!

McEwens said...

No boy would wear those shorts! You are a cutie!

Blue said...

I had jams both above the knee, and capri-length! I had loud, insulting-to-Hawaiians print shorts and equally loud, but not matching print shirts that I wore TOGETHER! And I have suffered years of humiliation as everyone feels the need to laugh when reviewing old family pictures. No one remembers just how cool they were THEN.

Your post has obviously been theraputic for me. Thank you.

=)

CC said...

I read and obeyed all the rules (well, not the sunglasses). And was totally not scared off. Actually, the clothes are quite cute. Wanna see totally obnoxious dated clothes? See my husband's clothes growing up.

Aaaaagh!

Quirky Mom said...

LOL, you definitely looked female, in spite of the hair. Adorable, heehee!

bbmomof2boys said...

Do you remember the zoomas? I think that's what they were called. They were pants with an elastic waist and elastic around the ankles and the print on the was like, oh, I don't know, maybe a tiger print? Fun times!!

Hugs,
Carla

All Rileyed Up said...

Oh, jams. I had such awesome jams. And I never matched them appropriately with my shirts because I felt the multitude of colors meants I should be allowed even MORE colors up top. Yes, I was quite stylish. :)

jen@odbt said...

You are rocking those jams. I loved my jams. I think that was the Dorothy Hamill cut that everyone had to have.

Debbie said...

You look adorable! That is so cute. Love the hair. You know I rocked that cut myself.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I totally forgot about JAMS....I loved them and the louder they were, the better!!

The picture is cute, it was the look of the era...short dorothy hamill hair with the wild Jams.....you have some long legs girl...WOW!!

Now, can you find any pictures of you wearing Hammer Pants or Z Cavvarichi's....Do you remember those?? My mom has some funny pics of my sister and I sporting those looks:)

Lisa

Heather said...

Oh yeah, gotta love the Jams! And the Dorothy Hamill haircut that every single girl in the U.S. had at that time.

Too cute!

Lisa Cairney said...

Girl! You are ROCKIN' the shorts. ROCKIN' 'em. Totally.

Jerralea said...

Love the shorts. I'm a rebel -- I didn't put sunglasses on to see the pic!

We are THAT Family said...

You crack me up! I think I had the same hair cut (after the 'fro)!

Scribbit said...

WHere are the plastic jellies I remember so fondly? :)

LifeAtTheCircus said...

Thanks for the smile! and those warnings were great!!

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh, the pants are stylin'...and what's wrong with the hair? I totally had that 'do...when I was a senior in 2000!!!
Are you saying my hair wasn't as cool as I thought it was? ;-)

jennifer said...

The world just WISHES that I were anonymous :)

OK, I can see GIRL there. The shorts would get a guy made fun of!

Lisa said...

I think the shorts are cute. The boyish stage makes us appreciate looking like women when we are older. At least that is what I tell myself. From the ages of 10-12, I was always mistaken for a boy.

Tammy said...

I am almost positive that one of my friends had these EXACT shorts.

I had the haircut. And the friendship bracelets. Oh wait, and the shoes without socks.

Very nice, lady. Very nice.

Meredith Teagarden said...

I think you look quite cute!

Sharie said...

OH I do need to go steal some photos from my mom's house to prove to you how horrid I looked. Even my nieces and nephews pull photos out and DIE laughing. My sisters appologize for not helping me - as I was truly HELPLESS!

proudgrits11 said...

hey, that's pretty darn cute, you crazy thing! look at those skinny limbs, too! phew! thanks for stopping by! :0
-Tabitha

Janet said...

I don't think it's all that bad! EVERYONE had that hair, and those shorts. Not EVERYONE was blessed with those legs, though....lucky girl. :-)

Carla said...

Oh my gosh.....I scrolled down with Katie in my lap and she started giggling at the photo. I'm sorry...I truly am...but that photo is hilarious to a 2 year old!

I think it's the blue heart, but I can't be 100% sure. ;)

Carla said...

I have scarier outfits...much scarier.